Work is beginning to transform the eloquent yet arcane texts called "library cataloging records" into data elements that will play well in the Web. Beginning with the upcoming revised cataloging rules, called Resource Description and Access, a team of researchers is exploring the abstract model behind bibliographic description. Coyle will cover the philosophy behind the project and will discuss current progress and goals, as well as fears, risks, and even some confusion.
April 25, 2008 Subject:
This is Karen Coyle's talk titled "R&D: RDA in RDF or: Can Resource Description become Rigorous Data?", given at the Code4Lib Conference in Portland, Oregon, February 25-28. Excellent talk, by the way.